New Fj camo Tan and Green South African vets son                                           Ok fresh out of the woodwork form a South African Vets son.........vets son Johann De Jager funny a german name form South Africa anyway......His dad fought with the British 8th army in what had to be the 1st South African inft division formed 1940 or the only other SA division the 2ed South African Inft division only 2 South African divisions in N Africa . Both divisions fought with the British 8th army till the end of the 2ed El Alamein battle when the to units were disbanded in 43 and formed the 6th armored division which went on to Italy after extensive training. According to Johann the son of the vet his father fought in the battle of El Alamein ....which makes sense with what I have read...The 1st and 2ed S African inf divisions were placed a little north of the middle of the line that ran North and South through Egypt form the Med sea to the Qattara Depression just west of El Alamein. They were sent to clear mines and push south west as a diversion during the end phase of the battle to keep Rommel's AK from going to its Left flank or North..... The S Africans took a lot of losses around the end of Oct....then the tide turned.          

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